Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Goal: Saving money in DISNEY WORLD!

I've wanted to go back to Disney World for years. The last time I was there was about eight years ago, and I've been longing to go back ever since. After years of suggesting to DH that we go, he's finally agreed. We've booked for nine nights, starting the last week of February!

From what I remember, everything in Disney is expensive. We chose to stay at a non-Disney hotel, which is on Disney property, (one of the few that are in the Downtown Disney area). The price was excellent and I will have family staying there at the same time for part of our trip. Since the resort we chose doesn't offer the Dining Package, we will be on our own to purchase food. This scares me a bit, because I remember the price of a hot dog being unreal.

I'd like some input on money saving ideas in Disney. Does anyone out there have any tricks or tips? I'm looking for money saving ideas on everything from transportation from the airport, park tickets, to most of all food. We would like to also take in Universal Studios, but aren't sure of the best way to get there.

I'm so excited for this! We've been saving for awhile, and now it's finally in motion! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!


  1. When we go to disney we fly in, and have our limo driver bring us to albertsons grocery store where we stock up on food we can have in our room, snacks to bring into the park and water bottles! You can fax you list ahead of time to them and they pack up the grocery cart and have it waiting for you so you save so much time. I usually get breakfast foods like cereal fruit and poptarts. I also grab one of those styrofoam coolers and keep milk and juice in it. We picked up grapes, granola bars even peanut butter and jelly and bread and made our own sandwiches..just bring sandwich bags from home. If you have a microwave in your room you can get popcorn, we did spaghetti o's, just make sure you get some plastic bowls and spoons, but we also picked up hotdogs and rolls because we didnt always want a big meal out when kids were tired. As long as you keep your cooler full of ice you can put yogurt in it, etc..we brought a bottle of water each to start the day and then brought some of those crystal light flavor packs so when we wanted refills of drinks as the water in the park is yucky unless you pay $$$ for a new bottle

  2. A good goal that will help the needy. I am giving my full support.